Around 2 a.m. on Wednesday, Greater Sudbury Police responded to a home invasion robbery that took place at a residence on Notre Dame Avenue.
The victim, 48, told police that four men and one woman forced their way into the residence, demanding money and drugs. One of them had a knife.
“The victim surrendered an undisclosed amount of money and the culprits stole his cellphone,” police said in a news release.
“While the group of individuals was searching the victim's residence for drugs, the victim fled on foot.”
The victim was chased by the group down the street and eventually caught and assaulted, suffering a cut to the left ear.
Witnesses then called police.
A 36-year old woman and a 44-year old man have been arrested and charged in connection with the incident. They are all charged with break, enter and robbery charges and robbery with a weapon charges. The man also faces a charge for breaching probation.
“The Greater Sudbury Police Service wants to reassure the public that this incident was not random as the victim and the accused are known to each other,” the release said.
“The investigation into this incident is ongoing. If anyone has any information in relation to this matter, they are asked to contact the Greater Sudbury Police Service or Crime Stoppers.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 675-9171, or Crime Stoppers at 222-TIPS, online at SudburyCrimeStoppers.com or by texting TIPSUD and the information to CRIMES (274637).